Daniel (Sampie) Malope

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Trade unionist and member of the ANCYL

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Daniel (Sampie)
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Born in 1915, Malope was a house painter. He joined the ANC Youth League in 1944 and was arrested in 1946 for assisting in the African mine workers' strike. He served a term of imprisonment during the Defiance Campaign. Malope was an accomplished linguist, speaking Sotho, Xhosa, English, Hindustani and Afrikaans.

Last updated : 09-Oct-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011